History lesson

27th November 2009 at 00:00

The vital role played by further education in serving local communities was illustrated this month when Stockport College celebrated its 120th anniversary. It revealed that Stockport Technical and Art School, as it was known, started classes for 1,000 students in November 1889, a time when the local textile industry was suffering severe competition from abroad and there was an urgent need to train workers in the new technology.

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